Water and a food forest for each of Qurus schools
Over the last five years, our Foundation planted 50.000 Moringa trees in the Endamarariek ward, Karatu district, Northern Tanzania. The trees were planted near schools, by women's groups or by individual farmers, supplementing the one-sided diet, slowing down heavy rain and providing for additional income through Moringa-derived products.
Next, we will expand in the adjacent Qurus ward and provide vegetables and fruits through food forests to the 8.000 primary and secondary school students of the ward (around 15.000 people, 2012 census). The students are distributed over 19 schools, 13 of those have no or limited (during night time or only once a week) access to water. This fundraiser will address this water scarcity, provide water management and enable food forest start-up at each school.
Practically, your donation will be used to bootstrap three prototype schools in 2023. For each school, we will:
- install gutters, piping and a 3000 gallon tank for water storage for both rain and well water
- plant several hundreds of Moringa trees
- establish responsible food forest teams (teachers and students)
- train the teams on food forest and associated farming practices
- integrate Moringa into the one-sided maize/beans-based school meal
- and educate children on healthy eating habits, Moringa and its benefits